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On This Day in Aviation History: September 27th

Posted September 27, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

1956 – USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed. From a dive at high altitude, the aircraft reached Mach 3.2 as he passed through 65,000ft. While making a series of turns […]

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